Max Ernst was a German painter born on 2 April 1891 in Bruhl, Germany. Ernst, being a rebellious young man, abandoned his study of philosophy and picked up painting. He developed his ability by studying and copying the works of famous painters. In 1919, Ernst created collages and recreated manuals and catalogs fantastically. He also experimented with sculpting while in Cologne.
Ernst left Cologne for Paris in 1922 and became one of the pioneers of the Surrealism movement. During this period, he experimented with various methods, such as decalcomania and frottage. Ernst escaped from France in 1941 and moved to New York, where Peggy Guggenheim helped him settle into the American art world. After twelve years, Ernst moved back to France and won more acclaim before his death on 1 April 1976.
What was Max Ernst Known For?
Max Ernst was known for painting and sculpting surrealist themes and subjects. Previously associated with and cofounding the Dadaist group, Ernst focused primarily on Surrealism methods following his move to Paris in 1922. He is also renowned for inventing the technique of creating patterns and designs by transferring color between surfaces through contact.
Who was Max Ernst Influenced By?
Max Ernst was influenced by the works of Auguste Marke, Giorgio de Chirico, and Vincent Van Gogh. He developed an interest in Surrealism after studying the artworks of these artists. However, he only came to be associated with the movement after coming across Andre Benton’s manifesto in 1924.
What Art Movement was Max Ernst Associated With?
Max Ernst was associated with the Surrealism art movement. Ernst’s works are characterized by fantastical and surreal imagery, many of which he created from his imagination and subconscious.
Max Ernst Artwork
Below are some of the masterpieces of Max Ernst
A Friends’ Reunion
Europe after the Rain II
Forest and Dove
Fruit of a Long Experience
Loplop Introduces Loplop
Napoleon in the Wilderness
Of This Men Shall Know Nothing
The Angel of Hearth and Home
The Elephant Celebes
The Entire City
The Eye of Silence
The Nymph Echo
The King Playing with the Queen
The Robing of the Bride
The Triumph of Surrealism
The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses
The Wavering Woman
Woman, Old Man and Flower
All Max Ernst Artwork on Artchive
|The Wavering Woman||1923||Oil On Canvas|
|The Song of the Flesh||1920||Collage with fragments of photographs, gouache and pencil on card|
|Snow Flowers||1929||Oil On Canvas|
|The Postman Cheval||1932||Paper and fabric collage with pencil, ink, andgouache on paper on Canvas|
|Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale||1924||Oil on wood with wooden elements|
|The Master's Bedroom, It's Worth Spending a Night There||1920||Collage, gouache and pencil on paper|
|The Joy of Living||1936||Oil On Canvas|
|Saint Cecilia (Invisible Piano)||1923||Oil on Canvas|
|Fruit of a Long Experience||1919||Painted wood relief|
|The Beautiful Season||1925||Oil On Canvas|
|Approaching Puberty or The Pleiads||1921||Gouache and oil on paper, all on cardboard|
|Blind Swimmer (Effect of a Touch)||1934||Oil on Canvas|
|Europe After the Rain||c.1941||Oil on Canvas|
|Pieta or Revolution by Night||1923||Oil on Canvas|
|Fishbone Forest||1927||Oil on Canvas|
|The Entire City||c.1935||Oil on Canvas|
|The Eye of Silence||1943||Oil on Canvas|
|The Hat Makes the Man||1920||collage,gouache,pencil,Ink on Paper|
|The Robing of the Bride||1940||Oil on Canvas|
|Ubu Imperator||1923||Oil on Canvas|
|Oedipus Rex||1922||Oil on Canvas|